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Publication - Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century_Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times

Publication Year: 2018 Publisher: New Climate Economy, World Resources Institute

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Background

We are entering a new era of economic growth. This approach can deliver growth that is strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive. It is driven by the interaction between rapid technological innovation, sustainable infrastructure investment, and increased resource productivity.

At the heart of this new approach to growth are liveable, compact cities which have an economic dynamism that can attract creative talent, companies, and capital while higher densities enable cheaper service delivery and avoid costly urban sprawl.